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Mike Azariah ---> CSMX

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Mike Azariah
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2014-12-05 05:01:38 UTC
Yup, wouldn't really be an election if I didn't run now would it?

I am Mike Azariah, Hisec resident, and I am tossing my hat in the ring for CSMX.

I have served on the previous CSM8 and am a member of CSM9 and am still willing to keep doing what I am doing.

CSM is a team effort so it is hard to take credit for things that are done but there are one or two that I feel I have had a stronger hand in. I fought to keep some form of drone assist active. I pushed for the Bowhead ship. Most of all I have tried damn hard to keep the lines of communication between the players and the CSM and on through to CCP open. Podcasts, blogs, I will drop into fleets or do side conversations.

I listen to players.

Doesn't mean I always agree with them but I listen and if I say I will take it up with CCP, I have.

I expect a few folks will post into this thread trying to hang a label on me and some of them will be accurate . . . and some won't. The ones I accept are Carebear (although I do PvP from time to time), Casual player (although there are days when I spend 'too damn long on that computer' to quote my wife), A reasonable person to talk to (although I do confess I like the nickname Northern Troll) and last but one of my favourites . . . Anarchist (Thanks, Sion).

I am passionate about balance of game, about the new player experiences, about keeping the game a solid deep challenge for new and old players. I have seen the roadmap and I want to continue to be a part of the paving crew.

So I ask for your support.


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Mike Azariah
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2014-12-05 05:02:18 UTC
reserved oh and first

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Bam Stroker
State War Academy
Caldari State
#3 - 2014-12-05 05:09:28 UTC
Worth voting for just to keep that moustache on the CSM.

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Burl en Daire
M.O.M.S. Corp
#4 - 2014-12-05 05:15:07 UTC
I'll vote for you, this will make three times. I haven't been disappointed yet and thank you for your service, you're out in the community and I appreciate your hard work.

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Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#5 - 2014-12-05 05:17:39 UTC
Mike will be on my list - he is a strong representative for many who would otherwise go unrepresented and thus a needed voice. He is highly communicative and gets bonus 'stache points.

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A Band Apart.
#6 - 2014-12-05 05:27:21 UTC
Certainly is one of my top 3 candidates given his previous excellent work on the CSM.

Veers Belvar
Swordmasters of New Eden
#7 - 2014-12-05 05:30:13 UTC
Good luck! It's nice to have a highsec person on the CSM, and someone who appreciates PvE play. Will definitely support!
Coffee Rocks
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#8 - 2014-12-05 06:53:01 UTC
A vote for Mike is a vote for freedom.
New Eden Tank Testing Services
#9 - 2014-12-05 07:46:20 UTC
'bout time. Good stuff!

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Aperture Harmonics
#10 - 2014-12-05 12:54:12 UTC
I have no idea why Mike is crazy enough to run for a third term, but if he is crazy enough to run, I am crazy enough to vote for him (not at #1, that is for wormhole folks)

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Jayne Fillon
#11 - 2014-12-05 13:29:16 UTC
Hi Mike. :D

You'll be on my ballot, keep up the great work.

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Loch Bannon
Signal Cartel
EvE-Scout Enclave
#12 - 2014-12-05 14:48:07 UTC
You've got my vote. Thanks for the hard work the last couple of years.

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Dradis Aulmais
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2014-12-05 16:23:33 UTC
Had you #1 on my ballot since July

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Dersen Lowery
The Scope
#14 - 2014-12-05 16:34:20 UTC
Immediate +1 from me. The CSM must have its righteous mustache!

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Asayanami Dei
Adhocracy Incorporated
#15 - 2014-12-05 17:27:48 UTC
I voted for Mike each time he ran in the past, why stop now? +1 Mike for CSM X !

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BeBopAReBop RhubarbPie
Rote Kapelle
#16 - 2014-12-05 17:33:09 UTC
Mike, what would you like to see done to increase interactions between players in high security space, both in terms of forcing players to work together, and having them work against each other?

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Mike Azariah
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2014-12-05 17:46:53 UTC
BeBopAReBop RhubarbPie wrote:
Mike, what would you like to see done to increase interactions between players in high security space, both in terms of forcing players to work together, and having them work against each other?

I want to see the tools for social groups strengthened, mailing lists enlargened. I would really like to see an entirely new set of mechanics for people who hang together for specidc things (like CODE, Bombers Bar, Redemtion road, mining fleets, mission teams and incursions to focus on the hisec sort of thing). Grouping is the glue that makes this an MMO and we need to keep working on the tools that help that.

But I DO take issue with your wording of the question. We should never have to FORCE folks into groups or interactivity. There are people perfectly happy to play solo, to be the lone wolf hunter or the quiet single industrialist. There is nothing wrong with that and we shouldn't punish them for that style of play. Casual players face this the most since often they have limited game time to be online or odd hours and so they find it difficult to be reliable in a social group and they self isolate.

tl:dr So I want CCP to develop the tools to facilitate interaction but I do not want to force it.


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Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
#18 - 2014-12-05 19:50:02 UTC
+1 I'll vote for mike because voting for tora or code seems rather suicidal.

Cheers mike, even though I don't know who you are... Lol

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Dradis Aulmais
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2014-12-05 20:29:07 UTC
Another canadate has mafe issue of acessablity of Eve for the visually impaired and those with hearing disabilitys. In CSM10 what would be. Your ideas on addressing this issue?

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Project Compass Holdings
#20 - 2014-12-05 20:50:28 UTC
I've been voting for you for as long as I can remember voting, and I have no intent on stopping now. +1.
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